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As an attorney practicing family law, I have clients that come to me at what can be the most emotional times in their lives.
When marriages fail, it doesn’t matter what your gender is or what the gender of your spouse is; it’s is a painful, trying experience for anyone. And divorce does not discriminate. It touches heterosexual and homosexual relationships, alike. When marriages fall apart, one or both partners will usually seek the advice of an attorney before proceeding with the divorce. First, you’ll establish grounds for divorce. There are two types in North Carolina: absolute divorce and divorce from bed and board. An absolute divorce means that the marriage will be officially over after being separated for one year. In a situation like this, it’s important to have an LGBT divorce lawyer in Charlotte to protect your interests.
If there is no formal adoption, then one parent may have sole legal rights to a child, born before the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down. If you have no parental rights, then you are not entitled to visitation or required to pay child support. This is why it is essential to communicate with a Charlotte LGBT child custody lawyer if there are children in your marriage, or within your long term relationship.
Anyone who has considered adoption can see that there are many challenges to this path. Even though same-sex marriages are now legal in North Carolina, there are still more challenges and obstacles for LGBT families who wish to adopt. Whether you’re working with a licensed agency or a private adoption process, you may still face discrimination, prejudice, and mistreatment. If you work with an experienced same-sex family or adoption attorney, then you can get through this process with less stress.
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